Jim Torrey’s passion for studying and playing the drums started at the age of nine years old, and has grown even stronger over the past forty years. He had been teaching privately for sixteen years, and has been on the teaching staff at Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, Inc for many years.
Jim studied under Mr. Nelson Kass for several years. Mr. Kass was a student of Al Miller, who is a very prominent drummer and teacher from Long Island. Due to Jim’s hard work, commitment and dedication, he has had many achievements. One of them being the first drummer to ever win the Outstanding Musicianship Award while he attended Jamestown Community College.
Jim has been involved in several local bands over the years such as: Joint Effort, Mindchoir, Cold Shot and Deep Water. He is currently the drummer for the band Planet Fred, who is presently in the recording studio working on a CD.
Jim feels that it is an honor and a privilege to teach so many talented children and adults. His students can attest to one of Jim’s favorite mottos, “Perfect practice makes perfect.”